Hajo Greif: Environments of Intelligence. From Natural Information to Artificial Interaction. London: Routledge, 2017 (revised and edited book publication of habilitation thesis, Open Access).

Hajo Greif: Wer spricht im Parlament der Dinge? Über die Idee einer nicht-menschlichen Handlungsfähigkeit. Paderborn: mentis 2005 (book publication of doctoral thesis, in German, English Abstract | sample: chapters 2-4 | link to publisher’s page).  

Journal articles with peer review

Hajo Greif: “Exploring Minds: Modes of Modelling and Simulation in Artificial Intelligence”. Perspectives on Science, Special Issue “Exploratory Models and Exploratory Modelling in Science”, edited by Axel Gelfert, Grant Fisher, and Friedrich Steinle, accepted for publication. Preprint available at PhilSci Archive.

Hajo Greif: “Darwinian Dialectics”. Science and Education, 29, 2020: 479-482 (full text, Open Access), doi: 10.1007/s11191-020-00106-w.

Hajo Greif: “Affording Illusions? Natural Information and the Problem of Misperception”. Avant. Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies, 10.3, 2019: 1-21, Online first 22 December, 2019 (full text, Open Access), doi: 10.26913/avant.2019.03.19.

Hajo Greif: “What is the Extension of the Extended Mind?” Synthese, 194.11, 2017: 4311-4336, Online First 2015 doi:10.1007/s11229-015-0799-9 (full text, Open Access). Special Issue “Cognition”, edited by Cameron Buckner and Ellen Fridland.

Hajo Greif: “The Darwinian Tension: Romantic Science and the Causal Laws of Nature.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 53, 2015: 53-61 (manuscript version (pre-proof) here).

Hajo Greif, Arno Bammé, Wilhelm Berger and Matthias Werner: “Die Natürlichkeit künstlicher Intelligenzen und Umwelten.” Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis, 20 (1), 2011: 26-32 (in German, full text, Open Access).

Matthias Werner and Hajo Greif: “Calculating the Unknown. Rationalities of Operational Risk in Financial Institutions.” tripleC, 8 (2), 2010: 237-250 (Special Issue on Capitalist Crisis, Communication & Culture; publication of results of “Risk and Precaution…” research project; full text, Open Access).

Kai-Uwe Bux and Hajo Greif:  “Ja, Der Da hat es gesagt. Über den dekonstruktiven Umgang mit Texten.” Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 50 (1), 2002: 17-34 (in German, manuscript version here).


Hajo Greif and Martin Weiß (eds): Ethics – Society – Politics. Proceedings of the 35th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2013.

Hajo Greif  and Matthias Werner (eds): Vernetzung als soziales und technisches Paradigma. Wiesbaden: VS Research, 2012 (in German, sample: Introduction | link to publisher’s page). In this volume by the same authors: “Einleitung: Zur Analyse sozialer und technischer Vernetzung”, pp. 11-26; by Hajo Greif: “Wie denkt eine intelligente Umwelt? Modelle adaptiven Verhaltens in der Ambient Intelligence”, pp. 207-232.

Hajo Greif , Larissa Hjorth, Amparo Lasén and Claire Lobet-Maris (eds): Cultures of Participation: Media Practices, Politics and Literacy. Frankfurt/Berlin: Peter Lang, 2011 (link to publisher’s page). In this volume by Hajo Greif and Matthias Werner: “From Information to Broadband Society, Whence and Whither?”, pp. 35-48.

Hajo Greif, Oana Mitrea and Matthias Werner (eds): Information und Gesellschaft. Technologien einer sozialen Beziehung. Wiesbaden: VS Research, 2008 (in German, preview at | link to publisher’s page). In this volume by the same authors: “Einleitung”, pp. 11-19; “Information und technologische Handlungsfähigkeit”, pp. 49-71.

Book Chapters

Hajo Greif: “Modellierung und Simulation in der Künstlichen Intelligenz”. In: Klaus Mainzer (ed.): Philosophisches Handbuch Künstliche Intelligenz. Berlin: Springer, 2019.

Hajo Greif: “Die Logik der Wissenschaft, die Höhle des Metaphysikers und die Leitern der Philosophie. Kurzes Portrait einer schwierigen Beziehung.” In: Diana Lengersdorf and Matthias Wieser (eds): Schlüsselwerke der Science & Technology Studies. Wiesbaden:  Springer VS, 2014, pp. 23-38 (in German, SpringerLink).

Hajo Greif:  “Erweiterte Phänotypen und Erweiterungen des Geistes. Die Rollen der Umwelt in der KI-Forschung.” In: Arno Bammé (ed.): Life Sciences. Die Neukonstruktion des Menschen. Munich/Vienna: Profil, 2011, pp. 145-165 (in German).

Hajo Greif, Oana Mitrea and Matthias Werner: “Usability vs. Functionality? Mobile Broadband Technologies and User Agency.” In: Leopoldina Fortunati, Jane Vincent, Julian Gebhardt, Andraž Petrovčič, Olga Vershinskaya (eds): Interacting with Broadband Society. Frankfurt/Berlin: Peter Lang, 2010, pp. 73-92 (publication of results of “Mobile Broadband…” research project).

Hajo Greif: “Vom Nachahmungsspieler zum Handlungsträger: Formen maschineller Intelligenz.” In:  Günter Getzinger and Wilhelm Berger (eds): Das Tätigsein der Dinge. Beiträge zur Handlungsträgerschaft von Technik. Munich/Vienna: Profil, 2009, pp. 187-207 (in German, preview).

Hajo Greif: “Vom Verschwinden der Theorie in der Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie.” In: Martin Voss, Birgit Peuker (eds): Verschwindet die Natur? Die Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie in der umweltsoziologischen Diskussion. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2006, pp. 53-69 (in German).

Hajo Greif: “Dawkins and Latour. A Tale of Two Unlikely Fellows.” In: Arno Bammé et al. (eds): Yearbook 2005 of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society. Munich/Vienna: Profil, 2005, pp. 99-124 (full text).

Hajo Greif: “Versuche, die Welt zurückzugewinnen. Die Kontroverse über die ‘Handlungsfähigkeit der Dinge’ in den Science and Technology Studies.” In: Claus Zittel  (ed.): Wissen und soziale Konstruktion in Geschichte, Kultur und Wissenschaft.  Auseinandersetzungen mit dem Sozialkonstruktivismus. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 2002, pp. 27-45 (in German, manuscript version here, English summary here).

Conference proceedings with peer review

Hajo Greif. “‘The action of the brain’. Machine models and adaptive functions in Turing and Ashby”. In: Vincent C. Müller (ed): Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence 2017. Cham: Springer, 2018, pp.24-35.

Hajo Greif: “Perceptual Illusions, Misperceptions, and the Empirical Strategy”. In: Danièlle Moyal-Sharrock, Annalisa Coliva, Volker Munz (eds): Mind, Language and Action. Papers of the 36th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel: ALWS, 2013, pp. 163-165.

Hajo Greif: “Laws of Form and the Force of Function: Variations on the Turing Test”. In: Vincent C. Müller and Aladdin Ayesh (eds): Revisiting Turing and His Test: Comprehensiveness, Qualia, and the Real World. AISB/IACAP World Congress, Birmingham. Hove: AISB, 2012, pp. 60-64.

Hajo Greif: “Thinking with the Environment. Language, Pictures and Other Guides for the Extended Mind.” In: Richard Heinrich, Elisabeth Nemeth, Wolfram Pichler (eds): Image and Imaging in Philosophy, Science, and the Arts. Papers of the 33rd International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel: ALWS, 2010, pp. 110-112.

Hajo Greif: “Universal Machines and Partial Isomorphisms. Models of Intelligence in Turing’s Imitation Game.” Extended abstract in: Klaus Mainzer (ed.): ECAP10. VIII European Conference on Computing and Philosophy. Munich: Dr. Hut, 2010, pp. 134-138.

Hajo Greif: “On the Role of Self-Organisation as a Model for Networked Systems.” In: Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos and Karin Anja Hummel (eds): IWSOS 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 5918. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer, 2009, pp. 256-261 (preprint).

Hajo Greif: “On the Very Idea of an Information Society.” In: Herbert Hrachovec, Alois Pichler, Joseph Wang (eds):  Philosophy of the Information Society. Papers of the 30th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel: ALWS, 2007, pp. 75-77.

Hajo Greif: “Doing Well in the Imitation Game. Cases Pro and Contra Artificial Intelligence Reconsidered.” In: Colin Schmidt (ed.): Proceedings from Computers and Philosophy, an International Conference, 3-5 May 2006, Laval, France. London: European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (EOARD), 2006, pp. 308-321.

Hajo Greif: “Bedeutung ohne Absicht.” In: Johann C. Marek and Maria E. Reicher (eds): Experience and Analysis. Papers of the 27th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel: ALWS, 2004, pp. 125-127 (in German, expanded and revised English version here).